Unabridged Dover (1996) republication of Woodward's National Architect, Volume II, published by The American News Company, New York, 1877. 100 black-and-white plates. 112pp. 8.375 x 11.25 inches. Paperbound. ISBN 0-486-29080-8.
The widespread interest in constructing and restoring Victorian homes makes this a must-have volume for today's builders, homeowners, architects and preservationists. It offers an abundance of authentic, finely-detailed plans and designs for a variety of Victorian residences.
Included are 100 front and side elevations, floor plans and original designs — all to working scale — for a block of five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various styles of cottages, a tool house, and other buildings. The plates also depict a wealth of details: roof and dormer windows, balustrades, iron fences and gates, finials, cresting, gables, brackets, paneling, mantels, front doors, an oriel window, chimneys, and many other elements.
Republished directly from a rare 1877 edition, Victorian City and Country Houses offers a wonderfully authentic look back to the distinctive buildings styles of the Victorian period. It will not only delight builders and restorationists, but any student or lover of period architecture.
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